Avnet Memec Appointed as European Distributor for e2v Inc

New agreement confirms commitment to the European Hi-Rel and Space market

Poing, Germany, 9 July 2014 – Avnet Memec, an AvnetInc. (NYSE:AVT) company, has today announced the extension of its distribution agreement with e2v Inc.  The new agreement will allow Avnet Memec to provide support throughout Europe for the e2v high-reliability Aerospace and Defence products.

According to Paul Leys, technical marketing manager, Avnet Memec, the new contract enables them to offer a strong portfolio of high reliability components to its European customer base. “Avnet Memec has always had a strong presence in the defence and aerospace markets and an excellent relationship with e2v.  The specialist semiconductor technologies offered by e2v truly enhance our existing line card of high reliability memory, analogue and logic devices.”

“Avnet Memec is a critical partner for e2v and we are pleased to be able to extend our agreement to cover the entire European marketplace,” said Jacques Michel, sales leader e2v EMEA, HRS Division.  “We have had a successful partnership with Avnet Memec for many years and we look forward to supporting new customers and building on our relationship.”

Mont Taylor, e2v US business development director added, “Both the aerospace and defence markets rely on a growing electronic content to improve data throughput, reliability and cost.   Avnet Memec offers design and industry expertise to our customers, uniquely positioning us to take full advantage of the growth.”


About e2v Inc.
Headquartered in Milpitas CA, e2v inc is a leading provider of specialist technology for high performance systems and equipment to the North American market; delivering solutions, sub-systems and components for applications within medical & science, aerospace & defence, and commercial & industrial markets. e2v inc is a part of the global group of e2v companies, with sales of over $300m and employing approximately 1600 people in design and operational facilities across Europe, North America and Asia.

About Avnet Memec
Avnet Memec, a business unit of Avnet Electronics Marketing EMEA, is a highly specialised semiconductor distributor, operating on a pan-European basis and employing a significant number of engineers to support customers’ design efforts. Avnet Memec specialises in highly innovative suppliers and technologies, which will help a variety of customers to differentiate their designs. Its area of specialisation extends from Analog and Microcontrollers to RF, Datacom and Networking. The business unit operates out of 31 offices in 19 European countries and represents major semiconductor franchises on a pan-European basis. www.avnet-memec.eu